Mark Allison, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Australian Agribusiness and Elders – The Future
The evolution and development of agriculture in Australia has run parallel with Elders over the last 179 years. Join AmCham as Mark Allison, Chief Executive Officer, Elders Limited provides his unique insights into the journey and future growth options and constraints for Australian agribusiness and Elders.
Mark Allison was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Elder Limited in May 2014.
Mark has extensive experience spanning 30 years in the agribusiness sector. He is a former Managing Director of Wesfarmers Landmark Limited and Wesfarmers CSBP Limited and Executive Director of GrainGrowers Limited.
Prior to his appointment at Wesfarmers in 2001, Mr Allison held senior positions with Orica Limited as General Manager of Crop Care Australasia and with Incitec Limited as General Manager – Fertilisers.
Between 1982 and 1996 Mr Allison performed a series of senior sales, marketing and technical roles in the Crop Protection, Animal Health and Fertiliser industries.
Mr Allison was the Managing Director of Makhteshim Agan Australasia Pty Ltd from 2005 to 2007 and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jeminex Limited from 2007 to 2008. Mr Allison is a resident of South Australia.
Since 1839, Elders has been an integral part of Australia’s rural business landscape. With over 175 years of knowledge, experience and advice for its clients, Elders continues to focus on its future as a pure agribusiness both within Australia and internationally.
Elders provides various services to primary producers, supporting their needs throughout the entire production cycle. From finance, banking, and real estate services to wool, grain and livestock trading, Elders provides innovative services to those working in the agricultural industry and is heavily involved in all aspects of primary production.
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